Sanandaj County (Persian: شهرستان سنندج) is in Kurdistan province, Iran. The capital of the county is Sanandaj. At the 2006 census, the county's population was 409,628 in 105,247 households. The following census in 2011 counted 450,167 people in 127,699 households. At the 2016 census, the county's population was 501,402 in 152,532 households, by which time Hoseynabad-e Shomali Rural District had been separated from Divandarreh County to join Sanandaj County.
|Districts||Central, Hoseynabad, Kalatrazan, Sirvan|
|Time zone||UTC+3:30 (IRST)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+4:30 (IRDT)|
|Sanandaj County can be found at GEOnet Names Server, at this link, by opening the Advanced Search box, entering "9206632" in the "Unique Feature Id" form, and clicking on "Search Database".|
The population history and structural changes of Sanandaj County's administrative divisions over three consecutive censuses are shown in the following table. The latest census shows four districts, 12 rural districts, and two cities.
|Abidar Rural District||14,274||6,693||5,921|
|Arandan Rural District||4,012||5,125||5,458|
|Hoseynabad-e Jonubi Rural District||7,467||6,787|
|Howmeh Rural District||31,304||20,066||28,597|
|Naran Rural District||5,754||4,943||3,686|
|Sarab Qamish Rural District||4,719||4,785||4,849|
|Zhavarud-e Sharqi Rural District||7,762||6,224|
|Hoseynabad-e Jonubi Rural District||6,579|
|Hoseynabad-e Shomali Rural District1||3,164|
|Kalatrazan Rural District||8,196||7,371||6,854|
|Negel Rural District||6,739||7,112||6,194|
|Zhavarud-e Gharbi Rural District||6,819||5,781||5,021|
|Mianrud Rural District||6,591|
|Zhavarud-e Sharqi Rural District||4,417|
|1Was a part of Divandarreh County at the 2006 and 2011 censuses|
- "Census of the Islamic Republic of Iran, 1385 (2006)". AMAR (in Persian). The Statistical Center of Iran. p. 12. Archived from the original (Excel) on 20 September 2011. Retrieved 25 September 2022.
- "Census of the Islamic Republic of Iran, 1390 (2011)" (Excel). Iran Data Portal (in Persian). The Statistical Center of Iran. p. 12. Retrieved 19 December 2022.
- "Census of the Islamic Republic of Iran, 1395 (2016)". AMAR (in Persian). The Statistical Center of Iran. p. 12. Archived from the original (Excel) on 8 May 2022. Retrieved 19 December 2022.
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